Nursery Rhymes

Shadows of the Night

Shadows of the Night Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the popular hymn begin with "Buried in shadows of the night, We lie till Christ restores the light" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Shadows of the Night" hymn were written by its English author Isaac Watts. The author of the hymn, Isaac Watts, was born on July 17, 1674 and died on November 25, 1748. The sublime music that accompanies the "Shadows of the Night" song of praise was composed by George Job Elvey The composer of the music to the "Shadows of the Night" hymn, George Job Elvey, was born on March 27, 1816 and died on December 9, 1893. We have placed "Shadows of the Night" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this popular Christian song and grand church hymn.

Shadows of the Night Hymn
Title: Shadows of the Night *** Name of Composer: George Job Elvey *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Isaac Watts *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful words of the "Shadows of the Night" lyrics, Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674-November 25, 1748), was born in Southampton, England and achieved fame as a pastor and Hymn writer.

Shadows of the Night Lyrics

Buried in shadows of the night,
We lie till Christ restores the light;
Wisdom descends to heal the blind,
And chase the darkness of the mind.

Our guilty souls are drowned in tears,
Till His atoning blood appears;
Then we awake from deep distress,
And sing, "The Lord, our righteousness."

Our very frame is mixed with sin,
His Spirit makes our natures clean;
Such virtues from His sufferings flow,
At once to cleanse, and pardon, too.

Jesus beholds where Satan reigns,
Binding his slaves in heavy chains;
He sets the prisoners free, and breaks,
The iron bondage from our necks.

Poor helpless worms in Thee possess
Grace, wisdom, power, and righteousness;
Thou art our mighty All, and we
Give our whole selves, O Lord, to Thee.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Shadows of the Night", George Job Elvey (March 27, 1816-December 9, 1893), was born in Canterbury, England and became famous as a Presbyterian composer and musician. and Church organist at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Elvey was knighted in 1871 for his Festival March, played at the wedding of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll who was a daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert..

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Shadows of the Night
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674 to November 25, 1748)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: George Job Elvey (March 27, 1816 to December 9, 1893)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Buried in shadows of the night, We lie till Christ restores the light"
First Publication Date: 1707

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